I know many of you think we’ve fallen off the face of the earth, but we’ve actually been pretty busy. We’ve been trying to come up with the perfect packaging for Bug-Out Grub.
Let me tell you, it ain’t as easy as I thought it was gonna be. I just thought we’d toss everything in a half box, shrink wrap it, and be done with it. Boy, was I wrong. We did a little field test with that design and it turns out after three days of packing and unpacking that last day’s ration was in pretty bad shape. On a side note, I think I gained a pound or two eating Bug-Out Grub. (Guess I wasn’t working as hard or moving as fast as I should have been!)
So, it was back to the old drawing board.
A heavy duty zip top bag seemed to be the best answer. We’re experimenting with a couple of materials: clear poly and Mylar.
We hope to have all this nonsense finished in the next few weeks so we can start shipping Bug-Out Grub in time for the holidays.
Wow! What a great Christmas present!
Oh yeah, a couple more things. We’ve been a little worried about the whole tuna and mayo thing in Menu 3 and the chicken and mayo in Menu 2. We thought, “Hmmm. Mayo. Not such a good thing for long term storage.” But what was the alternative? What could we include besides Mayo that would mix with tuna to make a decent wrap? Then, wonder of wonders, Starkist answered our prayers by introducing tuna salad in a pouch.
First problem solved. Now, on to the chicken salad. We’ll let you know how that goes…